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Prepare for Camp

We’re so excited that you’ve chosen to camp with us! Girl Scouts has nearly 100 years of experience in providing excellent, safe camp experiences, and our camp professionals work hard to ensure your camper has a great experience.

If you are attending one of our council-run resident camps (Bothin, Hidden Falls, or Sugar Pine), please follow the steps below. For day camp and our volunteer-run resident camps, please note that the camp organizers will reach out to you about preparing for your session.

  1. Complete required camp forms.

    Girls will not be able to check-in for their stay at camp without a complete Record of Health Exam form and CampDoc health profile. You'll also want to bring along any special, program-specific waivers that are required for your camper (those will be emailed to you ahead of time).

    Review the Required Camp Forms here.

  2. Review your Camper Information Packet

    Registered campers are sent a complete packet of information by their Camp Director. Please be sure to review this packet in full, as it contains essential information about check-in, packing, and more that is specific to your camp. If you need a copy of your Camper Information Packet, you can request one by emailing registration@gsnorcal.org.

  3. Map your route.

    Make sure to review the driving directions for the camp you'll be attending (which you can find in your Camper Information Packet).

    Be sure to take a copy of the directions on the road with you! Our camps are in remote locations and you are likely to lose service/ GPS connectivity as you get close to camp. You'll want to have a copy of the directions handy.

  4. Pencil in your check-in and check-out.

    Review our check-in and check-out times and procedures and write them down somewhere you'll remember. Get a smooth start to the camp session by being prepared for drop-off!

  5. Address your concerns and get her prepared for the best summer ever!

    Have you read through our list of common concerns? They'll answer many of your lingering questions about medications, food allergies, birthdays at camp, and more.

  6. Pack up!

    Review the specific packing list for your camp, and make sure you are prepared and packed for camp.

    • Please mark everything you pack with your camper’s first and last name.
    • It is helpful if the camper packs their own gear—that way, they’ll know what they have brought to camp and will have some experience in packing for the trip home.


Questions? Contact our Member Services department (Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM) by phone at 800-447-4475 or by email at registration@gsnorcal.org!